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Build a tower, build a team: Tom Wujec on TED.com

Posted by: Emily McManus

Tom Wujec presents his research into the “marshmallow problem” — a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the average? (Recorded at TED University 2010, February 2010 in Long Beach, CA. Duration: 6:52)

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